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>> you're watching the aljazeera news hour with david foster, a warm welcome to you. some is some of what we have coming up in the next 60 minutes. >> go home, the refugees told me must leave. they say that will put them back in danger. >> a deal delayed, why the agreement to keep security troops in having a won't be signed anytime soon. >> the news from europe, including no release. ukraine's parliamentary refuses
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to law a prisoner out for treatment and drops plans for a landmark trade deal with europe. >> after haiyan, greeks walk out of climate change talks in protest after a lack of action. >> placed at half a million, somali refugees in kenya are told they have to get out. an agreement was signed to send them home in three years. most have fled violence and hunger to seek shelter at the refugee camp which is the one of the biggest in the world. many somalis say it's not safe to return to their own country. the u.n. is also cutting down food rations, because of funding problems. it is home to nearly half a million people. the camp's pretty much a small city. there is an administration
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center. there's a market. primary schools, even a hospital. this report by peter crestor. >> nobody is going to convince mo refugee that it's safe to go back to somalia. she and her children are new arrivals, coming in august. they killed her husband when he refused to snub out his cigarette and then tries to force her into another marriage. carting to the refugee agency, somalia is now living roomen" the path to peace and security. they all signed an apartheid agreement that would send half a million refugees home over the next three years. the u.n. insists nobody is forcing them out. >> they need to make sure refugees make their own decision
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prior to leaving, so its purely voluntary and we are here to make sure that decisions made. >> twice a month, the world food program uses sophisticated buy metric checks to decide who should get a handout of rations. it is a massive logistical exercise that costs $8 million a month. kenya has paid a heavy price and the time is now right for refugees to go. the reactions are calculated to make sure each person gets just enough nutrition to survive. earlier this month, the agency announced it was cutting food by a quarter, thanks to a budget shortfall. >> the reduction in rations has nothing to do with the agreement. it is just a coincidence. the refugees don't see it that way. for them, it sends a very clear message that both the kenyans
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have had enough of them. >> this man understands how his community feels. he knows are nobody who thinks somalia is now safe. >> i want to thank the unhcr and kenyan government for hosting us, but as a 11 gee leader, i don't think many are willing to go back. >> very few. i'm not sure any will go right now. >> if you want to get a sense of just how things still are in somalia, consider this. the place that refugees run to is always better than the home they've left behind. >> as i mentioned, in that story the refugees are very concerned about the reduction in food rations. i'm joined by hans, the head of the wf perform office here. i'm wondering, why have the rations been reduced to drastically now? >> as you mentioned, over the past years, thanks to excellent contributions and support by the
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international donor community, we have been able to provide full rations. nobody in the office can recall that ever in the past years we had to reduce the food baskets. up to now, we have been living and taking advantage of the good contributions we got for the crisis in 2011, so we had a good buffer in terms of stocks and financial support, but now we came to a stage that the supplies went down and the food plan experienced a break, so we had to apply to 25% reduction. >> does this apply that donors are getting fatigued with the crisis? >> the donors have to deal with difference cries and emergencies around not been the case before, so we have the syria crisis, the drought in west africa, so
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obviously operations that direct long going operations like the one for the somalia refugees is suffering and being impacted by this, but i would not talk about donor fatigue. no, the donors are looking on developments in adapting particular with regard to the beneficiaries getting control, helping a good picture on the overall beneficiary situations. >> and there's been a lot of talk about the impact of the reduction and who is going to be affected by it the most. some people are complaining that it's women and children, the more vulnerable that might be affected. do you see that as a legitimate concern? >> i would not see that as a legitimate concern, because it's a measure, we've been applying this reduction for two months. it's full six consecutive cycles and only 25% reduction, but we
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have left all the complimentary food assistance program, in particular directly targeted towards the women and targeted to children the same. >> the president of afghanistan says he doesn't trust the u.s. and the u.s. doesn't trust him. hamid karzai said that as meeting of more than 2,000 tribal leaders when discussing a new security pact between the country. without it, u.s. troops will leave and afghan troops will have to fight the taliban alone. one of the most contentious issues has been giving u.s. troops immunity from prosecution under afghan law, as well as the right to self defense. well under the deal, the u.s. will be allowed to carry out house raised, but only if afghan forces ask them to do so. finally, troop numbers. if the draft is signed, up to 15,000 american soldiers could day behind after 2014.
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>> there is only one purpose, to discuss and deeply investigate the security agreement with the u.s. >> you are here representing the afghan nation, my dear elders, school lures, slower gee and everyone else, you are representing the nation that has suffered for 40 years. you are gathered to look at a vital issue for the afghan nation and discuss that and cult about that issue. i was under pressure not to organize the loyal jurga but it is important to these these jurgas. >> for more on that, let's go to jane ferguson, who's in kabul. >> the main event of the course of the day was the afghan president's speech where he really appealed to the representatives there to approve this bilateral security agreement. however, he also went through in minute detail the last minute
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negotiations he has had with washington, d.c. part of that was him presenting and reading out a letter signed by u.s. president barack obama, promising the u.s. troops would respect the dignity of afghans in their homes, because the last minute negotiations had largely been around the american soldiers' right to enter afghan homes on laid. it's been settled that that will only happen on exceptional circumstances. otherwise, afghan forces will do it. now later in the speech, president karzai landed something of a bombshell when he said that if the security pact was greet to by the jurga and then the parliament, he would sign it, but not until after the presidential election
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as the jirga continues to discuss the bilateral agreement and whether or not they will give it support, it's unlikely that it would become law or be implemented for quite some time. >> this delay hamid karzai said he will sign it after the election, but he won't be president after the election, somebody else will be. this might be a major concern for washington and barack obama. >> well, officials in the obama administration are still trying to interpret exactly what karzai said in his opening statement at the loyal jirga on thursday. from a very practical standpoint, it would be an issue, because it really comes down to the planning, the planning of the u.s. combat troops draw down from afghanistan, the planning that would go into determining what sorts of u.s. forces would need to be deployed in the country tarting january 1, 2015, and
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what sorts of equipment might be necessary in order to support those troops. they can't really do that sort of planning unless they're working hand-in-hand, under the terms of this proposed b.s.a., bilateral security agreement with the afghan military. from a practical stand point, david, this could complicate the planning. really, we're now coming up on just about 13 months before the final u.s. combat troops are supposed to be out of the country. it's not a lot of time from the obama administration's perspective on making a smooth transition from a war to a support role be something the u.s. says it really wants to carry out in afghanistan. >> the exchange of letters between two presidents in which hamid karzai said i'm asking for this, for that, at one stage it was leaked that he demanded an apology from the american president, this would seem to be for public consumption in some
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ways much more than getting down to the fine detail. >> that is certainly the perspective of american officials, david, because we have heard now from the secretary of state, john kerry, as well as from the white house national security advisor susan rice that an apology was never offered by the americans and certainly in the letter that was sent from president barack obama to president karzai and that has now been made public, there was never any intimation of an apology offered by the united states. that's a very serious diplomatic tactic to take and the u.s. was not going to simply go there. they say that this bilateral security agreement is simply about establishing a secure relationship, however, it is worth noting that in this letter, the president did note karzai's on going concerns about the presence of u.s. forces on house raised, looking for
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taliban or al-qaeda members, and he certainly noted the sensitive nature of that, and that he noted that this agreement, if approved, would basically restrict how much u.s. forces could take part in those raised. essentially, they would have to do so with the express have ration and blessing of the afghan government, so very extenuating circumstances would only permit this sort of situation, but again, it wasn't an apology. the u.s. was never intending to do this. they say this was simply about working out a security arrangement. >> thank you very much, indeed, live for us there in washington, d.c. >> there's been another attack in iraq. at least 25 people were killed in the northeast when a car bomb went off outside a packed cafe. we have the very latest from baghdad. we'll get to that a little bit later on.
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let's hear it now. >> the parked car bomb was outside a cafe in a very busy marketplace inside the province. it's the second attack in six days there, the first taking place during the religious festival of a kura just six days ago. a live address is given every week on television. he did this late last night. he didn't speak about the security situation in the country, instead referring to the bad weather in baghdad and how that was being used by his opponents to try and attack him. he is under a lot of pressure. i've spoken to several political and military analysts as to what he can do. they say that he he does need help from the international community and that's really the message the iraqi government are trying to get out, they do need help in intelligence gathering and equipment to try and fight
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the one of of violence that baghdad and iraq have seen since january. nearly 7.5000 people have died. why is this occurring? a lot of it has to do you with the conflict in syria and spillover. a lot of groups that take responsibility for these attacks or al-qaeda and al-qaeda affiliated groups coming across the barredder from syria. the iraqi government is close to the iranian government who support the syrian government. >> coming up on this news hour, the nuclear talks between iran and world powers resume in geneva. >> suspected gunman arrested in france, which brings back memories of a shooting spree two decades ago. >> in sport, it's ignoring the jeers against australia in the first test.
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>> in pack stop, five people have died in a u.s. drone attack on a religious school. aljazeera has learned at least two killed were high-ranking members of a network group accused of carrying out several attacks in afghanistan, including one on the u.s. embass. let us go live in islamabad. tell us who it appears they were targeting and why. the network appears to have been under pretty intense attack for the last 10 days, two weeks. >> indeed, they have been under intense pressure, particularly after one of the emissaries was gunned down in islamabad, however the attack that took place today was in a settled part of pakistan, not in the
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federally administered tribal areas. the prime minister informed the senate that the americans had assured pakistan that there would be no attacks as long as pakistan was in negotiation with the taliban pakistan. the that he can come as a surprise. i'm right now where pakistan's party has said that the government will have an emergency cabinet meeting. they are already talking about blocking nato supplies in response to this u.s. drone strike which they say is a total violation of the country's sovereignty. the prime minister was also told that the money moon with the government was over, because a few months ago, all the opposition parties met to discuss a united response to ask the americans to stop doing drone strikes. indeed, the drone strike now it seems is going to awoke a very
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strong reaction here in pakistan. >> thank you very much, live from pakistan. some breaking news coming out of london now. >> police here have just announced that three women have been freed after being imprisoned in a house for 30 years. an incredible story. we're joined with more by a correspondent tim friend. we just found this out from the metro police a few minutes ago. >> we know that two people are now in custody, as i understand it a man and woman, both age 67. the metropolitan police, london police say this is part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude. the house they raided was in south london. the three women who say they were held there for 30 years were a malaysian woman, if i have nine, a 57-year-old irish woman and 30-year-old british
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woman. now, it appears that the police were told about this following a television documentary in which the freedom that arty discussed the polite of people held in this way or at least similar circumstances. as a result of that, it appears that one of these women has contacted the charity, who of course then contacted the police and then events have gone on from there. as you say, the details still very sketchy at the moment, but certainly this figure of 30 years is quite staggering. >> it is incredible. we understand that it was one of the women that contacted this charity, then set the events in motion. do we know anything about where the women are now and how they're feeling, i guess? >> they've been taken to a place of safety. they are described as being highly traumatized. they will be talking to police liaison officers of course and one can only imagine that they are also talking to counselors
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or people who can help them of that nature, because i guess the immediate priority is to make sure that they're ok. of course, the police are anxious to get any information they can from them very quickly. >> this story just broke a few minutes ago. i'm sure there will be many more developments throughout the day. thank you. >> more news from europe now and ukraine announced it is suspending plans for a landmark trade deal with europe and will turn to russia for help. it comes after parliament reversed to allow the former prime minister to travel abroad for medical treatment. the e.u. briefs that the jail sentence is politically motivated and wants a release. >> before the vote, european union representatives and ukraines parliament refused to prick the outcome. >> we'll see, we'll see. >> perhaps with good reason, as the ballots were cast and counted, europe's expectations
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were dashed. supporters of former prime minute at her blamed the ukrainian president for not pushing members of his own parties to support her release. >> the president is personally responsible for stopping the movement of ukraine toward the european movement, because he didn't want the to vote for the law so his party didn't vote. >> european leaders have warned ukraine it cannot join the world's largest free trade area without action. as the german chancellor did on monday. >> we know that reforms cannot completely be carried out in a day. we also want to support ukraine in its reforms with offers of cooperation, financial means from the european policy. it must be achieved by ukraine itself and not just sometime, but now. >> the big condition now is the
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release after corruption in a trial many in the e.u. saw as an attempt by the president to eliminate a political rival. germ doctors who have examined her say she has severe back problems requiring medical treatment abroad. right now, she's under armed guard in ukraine. if she is released, she's expected to come to germany and possibly here to berlin's hospital. >> supporters plan rally over the weekend. there is still a chance a presidential pardon may be granted, unless parliament comes up with another plan before november 28. that may be the only hope for her and for ukraine having closer ties with europe anytime soon. >> we can speak to nick live now. he joins us from berlin. there seems to be slightly mixed messages from the ukrainian leadership. what's he going on sunday it?
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>> there are a lot of cross current at play after the vote occurred and it appeared that she would not be freed, the ukrainian president who was responsible for international affairs and concluding international treaties and happened to be in vienna at the time said discussions with the e.u. would continue. a little while later, the ukrainian government published a commune kay, it's not really clear who is speaking for ukraine at this point. constitutionally, it's the president who should be speaking in terms of foreign policy, i think things will become clearer when he returns home and has words with the prime minister and they decide what the country
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really wants to do. the vote refusing to release the former prime minister was what europe was looking for and it didn't happen. >> obviously this is really shining the lawsuit on ukraine, the e.u. thinking that the conviction is politically motivated. why do you think this is proving such a difficult vicive issue in the ukrainian leadership, would you are they having such a hard time making up their mind which way to go? >> i think it's about more than everyday politics and jockeying for power and position. it's about a thousand years of history. ukraine having been governed by the czars of russia and secretaries general of the soviet union. there is close cultural connection between the two countries, ling witnessistic. it's something that is hard for
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they will. they see membership will reform the political and economic system and make them more western overall, rather than depending on the kremlin for guidance. >> live in berlin, thank you, nick. >> now a gunman responsible for a shooting spree in paris is being treated in hospital after what appears to be an attempted suicide. police are waiting to question the man after capturing him in a semi conscious state in a car parked in the capital. we have more from paris. >> for three days, his face has been all over french television and the newspapers, but it wasn't until wednesday night that paris police had a name for their suspect. it's a name you that people here remember well. after a tip off on wednesday, police found him slumped inside
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a vehicle in this underground car park. >> we were worried, because we thought that the car or person could be booby trapped. we had security precautions all around the car park. we made sure he had no weapons and opened the car, we realized he was only half conscious, and we called an ambulance. >> in the car, the investigator found a typed letter with the suspect's final wishes. a pair of glasses matched the ones in the videos and drugs including anti-anxiety medication and a hypnotic sedative. >> in 1998, he was convicted as an accomplice in the notorious murders where five were killed, three police officers during a car chase in central paris. he was found guilty of supplying a weapon to the killers. after the latest shootings, the net was tightening on the suspect. police had isolated d.n.a. traces from the crime scenes and received hundred was calls in
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response to their appeals for information. the police closing in, it seems he had nowhere else to go. >> everything seems to show that he tried to commit suicide, however, he didn't succeed in killing himself, which is very important, as we try to find out the facts, the truth about his motivations. we don't know yet why he wanted to attack the newsroom and fire on society's general. >> detectives are studying letters found in his vehicle which seem to indicate an anti capitalist stance and deep grudge against the media. what made him after 15 years take such extreme action remains a mystery. >> for five days, central paris has been gripped by tension and nervousness. now there is a sense of relief. the questions are only really just beginning. aljazeera, paris.
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ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> here are the headlines at this hour. >> only on al jazeera america. >> you're watching aljazeera news. we'll run through the top stories for you. close to half a mill somali refugees in kenya have been told they must leave. an agreement was signed with the u.n. to send them home within three years. >> british police found three women thought that have been held captive for 30 years. they were found in a house south of the capitol, london. >> at least five people have died in a u.s. drone strike on a
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religious school. aljazeera's learned at least two killed were high-ranking members of the terrorist network. >> the family behind the network belongs to a tribe that lives on bat sides of the pakistan-afghanistan border. it's found that the leader was a key ally of the key pakistan afghan backed government of the 1980's and close to osama bin laden. he was later a minister in the taliban government. his son now leads the group allied with the taliban, but operating independently. it has been blamed for several strikes in afghanistan, including attacks on the u.s. and indian embassies, in recent months, they have been target said. earlier this month, the leader's brother was shot dead near islamabad and now two major aids have been killed. retired pakistan army general
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joining us live from islamabad. the place where the attacks took place today is not their natural home. does that seem to suggest they are moving away from tribal areas to somewhere they meet find it easier to lose themselves and even that isn't working? >> yeah, this is absolutely true. i think what they thought was that the settled areas are safer, and especially hiding in a seminary, they thought they could get away with it. as you know, the intelligence, american intelligence and also the pakistani intelligence probably knows all this, and that's why they were targeted, especially at this time. i think because the loyal jirga was about to meet in afghanistan, i think the net work was wanting also to sort of target them. the u.s., despite the fact that pakistan has been at least in public protesting the government and also the opposition political parties in pakistan against the use of drones was
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compelled in a way to strike a drone and kill these people. >> how much do this do you think it will have done, general, to the network with with the number of attacks that have been made on it in the last few weeks? how difficult will it be now for it to operate? >> well, i think it's becoming more and more difficult for them, they are tightening them in every way and even if they think they come to the settled areas, they are being chased, so to that extended, i think they are on the defensive, and they are not in a position to launch major attacks if so much pressure continues on them. obviously if they lose their leadership, it's a great loss to them and takes sometime before one recovers if the leadership is killed. >> there are an awful lot of people in pakistan, not just the politicians, but people on the ground as well who believe that
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the drone strikes are an attack on pakistan's sovereignty and can be fairly in discriminate, although the u.s. would argue the opposite of that. the political leader said this has got to stop and we should block the industry route from pakistan up into afghanistan. what chance is there of the country taking this seriously and doing something that could impact on its supposed allies? >> well, i think pakistan is in a dilemma. on one hand, it is absolutely correct pakistan sufferingty is compromised and lowers the state in the eyes of the people. at the same time, pakistan's political leadership must see and it's military leadership as to how it should regain control over the yours from which these people are operating without impunity. i think we need to sort of take
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simultaneous action, whereas we should keep insisting that these drones are extremely detrimental and harmful and bring about a lot of tension between the two nations, and also politically extremely damaging, but at the same time, i think unless pakistan regains control over those areas from where these people are operating, i think america will continue to unilaterally use these drones. in case, pakistan objects and allows the routes to be used and stops the nato supply lines, then i think there will be serious problems and if they try to sort of rub the drones by using anti aircraft weapons, it could get very, very serious. >> general, we have to leave it there. thank you very much for your time.
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>> thank you. >> talking to us from pakistan. it is a second day of talks between six world powers and iran on that countries nuclear program. the deal makers are negotiators and have been trying to bring close some kind of agreement that could end standoffs between eye are not and the west top so far, no agreement has been reached. >> what we are trying now is to rebuild confidence that we lost in the previous round of negotiations because of the misunderstanding or i don't know, mismanagement, which was in the previous round. we have not started any serious negotiations on any text yet, but we are trying hard since yesterday to once again build confidence between the two sides of the negotiations. >> opposition has to do with the security in the region and world
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security. if the region has nuclear proliferation, more and more countries have nuclear weapons, that is obviously dangerous. we are, when i say we, it's all the countries, the international community, so that there is a right to nuclear power, but not atomic women. for the moment, the eye raines have not been able to accept the position of the six word powers. i hope they do. >> let's go live to james bays covering the story for us. >> they are extremely close, and have the most difficult negotiations they have had at any point. the very last bit is the most difficult bit to deal with in this sort of negotiation. the final sticking points, and that's what they are on right
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now. much of the negotiation on the side of the international community is being done by the e.u.'s foreign policy chief. i spoke to her spokesman. >> clearly, if you're negotiating something, it has to be in black and white before you say you know what you're agreeing to and signing up to, so yes, we are pouring over the details of this. it's a very technical subject, but also very political, so a lot of very detailed work is going on. what's porn is that if a deal is done, it's a good deal, sustainable, durable and verifiable, as well. this is something that's going to take time. my boss is here to negotiate for as long as it takes to make sure that the deal that is done is the right deal. >> james, do you know specifically what could be the deal maker or the deal breaker here? >> well, there are a number of different issues which are i think the problems that were here 10 days ago, for example the language of whether iran has a right to enrich uranium will be one of the things that is
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being talked about and is in the text. they're going to try and find a way, some language that will be acceptable to both sides. at the moment, negotiation is bunk done mainly by senior officials. remember last time we were here 10 days ago, secretary of state john kerry came, then five other foreign ministers flew in close behind him. we're hearing from those capitals and journalists have been told get ready one might be on a plane, but no decision has been made yet. those foreign ministers are ready to come here if they think a deal is very close. >> you will be there, too, james, i have no doubt. that's james bays in geneva. >> green groups have walked out of the climate change talks taking place in poland. we'll go to barbara in london to find out more. >> the environmental groups were protesting against the lack of action by industrialized nations in tackling greenhouse gas emissions which they believe are
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behind increasingly vital weather. our reporter was there when the walkout began. >> we are seeing a departure with a number of non-governmental organizations. they look to the government to take the lead on climate issues. they feel this lead hasn't been there. they people it's time to make a stand and depart from the conference at this point. they say that the governments negotiating at this time of talks are making a mockery of the process. they feel that even just simply by being here, they're giving validity to a process that is not looking fought or the interest of most of the world's population. the feeling is that rich countries should pay rich countries. that's why there's such a feeling of despair and why so many people now are leaving this conference even before it's finished. >> one of the main issues provoking the anger of those green groups is the lack of
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finance and support for poorer countries. the world bank has a key role in supporting developing countries and we're now joined by one of its vice presidents, rachel kite. thank you for joining us. do you agree with groups like green peace, w.w.f., who we saw walk out that basically nothing concrete is being achieved, nothing actually being done at this conference in poland? >> well, the pace of negotiation is really slow. it's a complex negotiation, so nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. at the same time, this is a very emotional meeting of the parties of the framework convention. it's happening in the backdrop of increased extreme weather events and we're discussing financing for what we call loss of damage. it's not just economic loss, it's loss of lives. i think emotions high and i empathize with those who feel
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walking out is the right way to show their frustration at the speed of things. >> i think in 2012, the budget for the world bang and its aid for claims change was around $4.6 billion. what kinds of things does the world bank spend that money on? >> if you look at hour budget and our investments in adaptation, we are helping countries make their agricultural systems resilient to the extreme heat that they are experiencing more of through the changing weather and rainfall. we are looking at making infrastructure resilient, building schools that can resist the wind speeds use that, building roads to lift them up above new flood levels and helping countries think through how to integrate adaptation into their modeling and growth for
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competitiveness for jobs going forward. >> you mentioned you spend a lot of damage for those who live in areas affected by climate change. we seem to have a cause by high youian in the philippines. do you think events lining that will shock some of the industrialized countries into more action or are you not that optimistic? >> i think that the people of the developed world are extraordinarily generous in the way they respond to these extreme weather events and they are happening with greater intensity. i think the question for developed countries is we have a choice, we can keep on financing. >> forgive me for interrupting. i meant more when it comes to coming to any sort of agreement at the climate change conferences. >> no, i think the frequency and intensity of exsupreme weather events is going to spur more
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action, because it's in the economic interest of the developed countries to act sooner than later, because every time we delay, we are simply watching the costs of loss and damage going up and those will have to be borne by the taxpayer everywhere. it's in everybody's interest and eventually, that will sink in. >> it will be interesting to see what comes out when the conference ends. thank you for joining us. >> with that, you're up to date with the news from europe. let's take you back to doha and david. >> we will be going underground, undercover to find the world's most notorious wildlife trafficker. >> coming up in sport, the boxing goal has started four days out from the actually bout. stay with us.
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>> audiences are intelligent and they know that their
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>> 12 months ago, one of the most notorious wildlife traffickers in the world, a man known as the lizard king was released from a malaysian jail. we have now uncovered evidence that shows he's back, selling off once again, the world's endangered species. our year long investigation into the lizard king took the team from africa through asia, and this is an extract from the exclusive report. >> home to some of the world's most repair and iconic concrete u.s., madagascar has long been a valid source country for the
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lizard king. we start to infiltrate his smuggling network. posing as interested buyers, we made mario, and exporter, he says of seafood and reptiles. mario is the first to mention the man we're after. >> you know him? >> how do you know him? >> i met him 10 years ago. >> anson wopping is his real name. he was released just last year. informants who work with him say it hasn't taken him throng resume charge of his smuggling network. >> he is still smuggling despite the fact that he served time? >> i'm sure about it.
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>> indeed, from our time spent in the black market underworld of the wildlife trade in africa and southeast asia, people confirm to the infamous trader is still at it. >> anson still doing it now. yeah? i couldn't. >> we needed to prove it ourselves. for that, we head for the lizard king's rural property in his hometown in malaysia. >> in 2010, when law enforcement officers busted into this place, they found two bengal tigers, as well as a crocodile. the question now is if that sort of thing is still going on here. >> trying to avoid guards, we sneak past all cages, and then come upon new ones. there are big animals inside. experts later tell us they're believed to be cats from north africa. >> our year long chase involved a lengthy paper trail. we found shell companies and
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export permits, none possible without the consent of authorities. despite years of allegations of wrongdoing, malaysia's environmentster in charge of the wildlife agency says he doubts there is any corruption. >> if there is corruption, then i must go after it, you know. if anybody is corrupt, if anybody accepts bribes, then i must look into it. >> with all that we've learned, it was time for us to confront the lizard king. >> mr. wong, steve chow from the program 101 east. >> no! >> sir, are you still involved in the trade of trafficking endangered species? >> soon workers of his emerged to try to stop us from filming. but not once did wong deny that he, the world's most infamous wildlife trafficker was back in the trade. aljazeera, malaysia.
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>> you want to see more of this, tune in for the full first run of return of the lizard king. watch 101 east here on aljazeera on thursday at 22:30g.m.t. if you missed that, you can visit our website for more information. >> time in the news i have to say hello to farrah here with sport. >> five wickets from stuart broad has given england the advantage against australia. he was booed by the crowd after he refused to walk in a match earlier this year. he silenced critics with five or 65 as australia were reduced 273 or eight. australia had won the toss and decided to bat approximate at one point, they were 132 for six. the aussies improved thanks to a century partnership.
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>> as a player, you focus on your routines and what do you to get the best out of you. you are not focused on the crowd. there's something about ashley's contradict that brings the best out of me. there's nor there that means so much to me. i feel it brings the best out of me and obviously delighted with today's performance, but looking to the future, i hope to see a lot more. >> i think we fought back very hard. we've had to put on a good partnership there, myself and brad hadden, so that was quite important at the time, so i had to really dig in. it was good fun tame, i understood that with brad again. >> the toss was won and chose to
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bat, but could post only 200 in reply. reaching the target with 15 over to win by six wickets. irguy sealed their place at next year's world cup against jordan, holding a 5-0 lead. the south american champions are the last to make it to the finals. >> it was tough, a decisive match and this team handled it. it hammed it with professionalism and the respect we have for our opponents. we are here qualified for the world cup and for us, it's a
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huge joy. >> goalkeeper tied pele's record for most appearances. they stupid score two in the second half. the second leg takes place next week. >> in the nba lebron james scored 21 to lead the heat to 120-92 win against the orlando magic. in minnesota, the clippers beat the timberwolves. paul scored 16-20 in the fourth quarter to lead the clippers to 102-98 victory. >> the pittsburgh penguins, who lost four of their last six
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games finished 4-0 to pittsburgh. >> the defending champions united states and denmark lead after the first round of the world cup of golf in melbourne. five under bar from the american. ireland had one of the shots of the day with an eagle on the ninth hole. he ended up one over par. >> 16-year-old lydia is preparing to make her professional debut later on thursday in the final event of the lpga season. the keep ager has made quite an impact as an amateur, rising to number five in the women's world
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rankings. >> not only me, but the support team back in new zealand and my family, they've been working hard, so i don't want to let them down and yeah, i'm just trying my best now to be more grown up and be a good professional. >> the bought's not until sunday, but the fighting has begun between pacquiao and rios, becoming involved in an aggressive altercation over the use of a shared training game at a college, claiming the rios camp went over their allowed time. pacquiao is dedicating the bout to his native philippines. >> i'm doing my best to win the fight especially what happened to my countrymen in the philippines there with the typhoon, and this fight, is for
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the people affected by the typhoon. this fight is for you. that's al your sport for now. >> thank you very much indeed. a jumbo cargo jet has landed in the wrong airport in the sufficient. the runway's over 900 meters sue short. the 747 plane has been stranded since wednesday at a tiny kansas airport. not quite the dream landing pilots hoped and it's not clear how it will lift itself into the air again. it is believed it will be able to depart at jabara. i wish we could tell you something a little bit more exciting about that, but that's all we know at the moment. as soon as we know more, we'll give it to you. thanks for watching us here on the news hour.
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>> welcome to aljazeera america, i'm del walters, and these are the stories we're following for you. an effort to limit filibusters in the u.s. senate. how it could bring about major change. the u.s. security agreement with afghanistan could be on hold. what it could mean for american forces. and the story behind this, the final resting place of jfk. there could be a game changer considering that security agreement between the u.s. and afghanistan. it involves the issue of trust. afghan president,


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